Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Quilters Meet & Greet

I was approached by a blogger, Benita of Victoriana Quilt Designs, to participate in a Quilter's Meet and Greet.  She assembled a bunch of designers to participate and is hosting a huge giveaway (more on that below).

I figured that this might be a good time to post a little about myself for some of the new subscribers, so without further ado … five things about myself … with some of my favorite quilt finishes sprinkled in …

1.  My name is Cheryl Brickey and I was born and raised in New Jersey, went to college in Pittsburgh, PA, and lived in Rochester, NY for 5 years before escaping the snow to move to Greenville, SC about 13 years ago.


2.  I met my husband on my first day at Eastman Kodak in Rochester, we went through new hire orientation together.

Canvas Lines - photo by Kitty of Night Quilter

3.  I have two children, a daughter in 3rd grade and a son in 6th grade.  I can't believe that I have a middle schooler! I just entered my 40's and I have a feeling that this will be a good decade :)

Taste the Rainbow

4.  My favorite parts of making a quilt are designing the pattern, cutting the fabric, making the blocks, and machine quilting.  I love quilty math and the challenge of making quilt pattern steps into clear and easy to follow instructions.

Use Your Illusion

5.  I was asked by my local quilt guild to host a mystery quilt back in 2014.  I loved hosting it and have hosted a free quilt along on my blog each year since (you can find all of the quilt alongs in the tab above).

Meadow Mystery Quilt

I hope that you enjoyed learning a bit more about me, if you would like to explore my blog some more here are some links to various parts and different ways to subscribe:





Be sure to click the links below to be taken to the main Victoriana Quilt Designs to meet other quilts and to enter for a chance to win the grand prize (jelly rolls, thread, and scissors).


https://benitaskinner.blogspot.com/2018/09/2018-online-quilters-meet-greet.html

https://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.com/fabric/






73 comments:

  1. Good morning Cheryl, It's nice to learn a little more about you and how you came to design quilts.
    There seems to be a problem with the first link to the meet and greet above. I get the message:
    Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.

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  2. So glad to meet you and see your lovely quilts. I am a beginner so having this opportunity to meet experienced quilters is helpful.

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  3. So nice to learn more about you after actually making a couple of your quilts!

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  4. I love your designs and am a blog follower. I am always interested in what you have to share on your blog.

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  5. I am a blog follower also, and I love to see what beautiful quilt designs you come up with!

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  6. Beautiful quilts - So fun that you met your husband on the very first day of your work!

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  7. I bought Canvas Lines as soon as it hit Quilt Theory
    garvey56@gmail.com

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  8. I have been a follower of your blog for quite some time! I enjoyed doing your Meadow Mystery QAL - one of the first quilts that I finished! Thank you for sharing your wonderful knowledge of quilt making with a new & still learning quilter, Susan

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  9. I've followed you for some time now and truly appreciate your talent and generosity! I've saved a good number of your free patterns to use when I retire net year.

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    1. Thanks so much! I look forward to seeing your takes on the designs!

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  10. I love your mystery quilts. Thanks for all the effort you put into them.

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  11. I am really enjoying the posts this morning. Great way to kill time while sitting in O'Hare airport waiting to go home! You have such a nice style of design and I love interacting with you in this quilting community! Your 40s will be wonderful and middle schoolers can be a challenge so hang in there. :-)

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  12. I have been here before. You do lovely work.

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  13. You are a marvelous modern quilter, I hope new readers find you through the Meet and Greet, and turn into followers!

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  14. You're on my Blog roll already. How fun to click to learn more about you!

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  15. Cheryl, glad to know you a bit better. Your quilts are a breath of fresh air.

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  16. Even though I already follow your blog, I enjoyed reading your blog hop post. I love your Use the Illusion quilt.

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  17. Hi Cheryl! Wonderful quilt designs, and congrats on the writing a book!

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  18. I live in the Huntsville, Alabama area and we have no lack of engineers -- hence, we have a lot of quilters in our guild who are engineers. I love quilts created by engineers! Yours are no exception! :)

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  19. Love the selection of quilts you are sharing!

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  20. Glad to see you among the M&G group! Your designs are always an inspiration.

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  21. Hi Cheryl. Nice to learn a little more about you and always great to see your work. Before you know it your kids will be applying to college so enjoy those middle years.

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  22. Great post Cheryl - Thanks for being part of the Quilters Meet & Greet! <3

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  23. I follow you from a long time ago, but it's always great to have more informations about you! Love your quilts, all of them ;)

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  24. Hello, sweet friend! Always lovely to see your gorgeous designs and so impressed with all that you accomplish. Delighted to find you on the Quilters Meet & Greet, today!

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  25. I enjoyed getting to know you a little more today, thank you for sharing.

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  26. I’m originally from Pittsburgh PA,! There are some great schools in Pittsburgh. Love your Use Your Illusion quilt!

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  27. Love your designs and have been a follower for years. Always fun to learn more about you!

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  28. This is a great way to get to know other bloggers like you. Your quilts are amazing and beautiful!

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  29. I really like your Canvas Lines quilt.It just looks so fresh! Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed your blog.

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  30. Stopping by from the Quilter's Meet and Greet. LOVE your Taste the Rainbow quilt!!

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  31. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilts with us and a peak at your life :) xx

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  32. It is a real pleasure to meet you!! I love the Use Your Illusion quilt! What a showstopper!!

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  33. Hi, Cheryl. It was nice getting to know you. I love the patterns you shared on your site today. I've been following you with Feedly and look forward to lots of postings.

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  34. It was a pleasure meeting you. Love your Canvas Lines quilt!

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  35. I love your work and your patterns.

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  36. I have followed your blog for quite some time--Especially liked your "Meadow Mystery" quilt along!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  37. Always a pleasure to read your blog. All of your quilts and patterns are awesome.

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  38. I love your design aesthetic. It's calling my name.

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  39. I absolutely LOVE your Taste the Rainbow quilt. Thank you for sharing - it is great to 'meet' you.
    Ronelle

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  40. Cheryl, a most delightful post!!

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  41. How fun to meet new quilters!

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  42. Your quilts are beautiful. Coincidentally, I'm from the Rochester, NY area. My husband is a Kodak retiree. We escaped the winters, too, moving first to Florida and then to Mississippi.

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  43. lovely quilts!

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  44. Your quilts are lovely but I really like Use Your Illusion! I need to watch for your quilt alongs....they seem so much fun!

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  45. As you may know, I'm a big fan! I love your clean, sleek designs, and your Illusion quilt is on my queue, I even already have the fabric all picked out!

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  46. I absolutely love "Taste the Rainbow"! All your quilts are stunning, but that one reached out and grabbed me! LOL!!

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  47. Hi, Cheryl ~ I've always loved your quilt patterns and I've definitely got more than one of them on my "to-do" list! Stopping by from the Meet and Greet!

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  48. You have lovely quilts. Nice to meet you

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  49. Your quikts are beautiful and I love your mysteries!!!

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  50. Your alongs have been so much fun. Thanks for sharing your design talent so the rest of us can use up some stash!

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  51. I love the look of your blog along with all the beautiful quilts you have designed. The photo of Canvas Lines is amazing. I have been visiting your blog for the past year. One of these days I will join in on a mystery.

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  52. wow, such awesome organized quilter you are. Thank you for participating and I would to follow you, but couldn't find your link. email me carli the quilter at gmail dot com

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  53. Hi Cheryl, it’s lovely to find out more about you, I’ve always loved your style and patterns!

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  54. Lovely to meet you here, another very..talented quilter, I so enjoyed taking part along with so many others in an online mystery, and today I learn a little more about you and your family.

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  55. Hi Cheryl,
    I have always been a follower and have admired your patterns. Got to know a little bit more about you through Meet and Greet. Love the precision in your quilt and designs.

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  56. It was nice to learn a little more about you. I have made three of your mystery quilts. The first one is one of my very favorite quilts. I think I will love the other two also, they need to be quilted and bound. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  57. Your work is really beautiful. It was nice to read more about you.

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  58. Lovely quilts. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to get to know you a little better. :)

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  59. It's always a pleasure reading your blog. Your mystery quilts are the very best! I hadn't realized you have a third grader too. It's a great age, for sure. I can't speak about having a middle schooler yet, which is good because I'm not ready!

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  60. I'm paying my first visit and have to tell you that I love your Taste The Rainbow quilt - the colors are amazing!

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  61. Love the colors and design of Meadow Mystery Quilt. I would like to see quilt patterns like this in a rectangle size.

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  62. Hi Cheryl, It's great to meet you even if I've seen and read your blog for years :-) Your quilts are so lovely. I'm looking forward to reading your Pattern Writing series. Thanks

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  63. I'm playing catch up with the Meet and Greet. I live in Avon, NY which is just south of Rochester. It was 44 degrees this morning. I've seen your mystery quilts mentioned by other bloggers, but just haven't had the time to get involved in one of them. Maybe next year.
    Pat

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  64. I'm visiting from Meet and Greet - I'm a follower already but it's nice to learn the extra bits about you :-)

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